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Update; Injuries Mar the Marathon at the Kentucky Three Day Event

Saturday, April 30, 2022
Posted by Mary Phelps
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KENTUCKY THREE-DAY EVENT

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Fleeceworks Royal, ridden by Tamra Smith, pulled up lame on course and was transported to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute for evaluation.

Photo - Tamie Smith and Fleeceworks Royal. (USEA/ Meagan DeLisle photo)

Emporium, ridden Ashlynn Meuchel, fell at the Head of the Lake, was sedated and taken to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute for evaluation. The rider was uninjured.

Final update May 1, 2022

Fleeceworks Royal, ridden by Tamra Smith, had an injury to the left, front foot during the cross country phase of the competition. The horse was transported Hagyard Equine Medical Institute where surgeons determined that the best course of treatment would be surgical stabilization of the left front pastern. The surgery was performed last night and the procedure and recovery were both successful. The horse is currently resting comfortably at the hospital.

Emporium, ridden Ashlynn Meuchel, sustained a fall during the cross country competition yesterday and was transported to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. The horse continued to improve yesterday evening. The horse is currently resting comfortable at the hospital and doctors and Ashlynn are optimistic for a full recovery.